There is nothing more appealing than the promise of something better. Something which is an improvement on what you already have. Something that will make a noticeable difference to your life. Something so wonderfully brilliant you wish you invented it. Something quite affordable. Now that is appealing, tell me more. Maybe I’ll give it a try. Maybe this is something everyone else is doing and I’ve missed it. Scouting with my tech go-to friend confirmed it – there was a revolution in the world of computer storage. Being referenced as the future of storage technology as we know it, I was now on a mission. Browsing online through the many reviews and specifications, it became obvious – if I don’t upgrade my laptop to an SSD, I’ll be forever condemned to the ball and chain of inferior storage performance. Never something I thought I’d be too concerned about, I must admit, but this was no normal product purchase – this was a complete computing experience overhaul.
We at OCZ are die-hard nerds and PC enthusiasts. As such, we use a multitude of different freeware/software to both ease the lives of our customers as well as our own. In this blog, I’d like to introduce you to some of our most favorite bits and bytes. You may know some of it, others may be completely new to you. Maybe you’ll find a hidden gem?
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Bug Bustin’ Part 1: Secure Boot Headaches
Every once in a while we come across an end user who has had a problem with their SSD. Sometimes the drive may have an issue, but more often than not it’s user error.
For this post we are looking at an issue where an end user reported that his new Vertex 460A 480GB SSD was unable to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. It is not as straight forward as you may think. Popular belief is that the drive is only capable of running one operating system and more often than not the only OS that will allow the system to boot is Windows, especially with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. The reason for this is a new feature that has been implemented in Windows 8 – 10 called Secure Boot.